'Between Two Ferns: The Movie': From Obama to Cardi B, celebrities we’d love to see back in new film about Zach Galifianakis' show
Netflix's upcoming movie is only a month away and while the celebrities set to appear in the movie are a secret, we put a list of our favorite celebrity appearances on the original show and who we would like to see back in the movie
Zach Galifianakis and Scott Aukerman are teaming up to give movie treatment to their acclaimed 'Funny Or Die' sketch comedy talk show, 'Between Two Ferns: The Movie'. In the sketch, Zach Galifianakis interviews various celebrities, often posing insulting questions, only to get insulted back.
The original sketch series saw a variety of famous personalities like James Franco, former US President Barack Obama, Ben Stiller, Natalie Portman, and so on. In the movie, Will Ferrell uploads the interviews to 'Funny Or Die's' YouTube channel, and it turns Zach Galifianakis into a laughing-stock on the internet. Galifianakis then goes on a road trip with his crew to interview "celebrities you've heard of."
David Letterman's appearance in the movie has been confirmed and we're fairly certain Will Ferrell will be back as well. In the original series, Will Ferrell shows up to talk about his latest project. Ferrell and Galifianakis end up feeding each other cherries and strawberries.
Galifianakis' ability to keep a straight face through the ridiculous questions and antics are to be lauded, especially when his interviewees play along as well.
We put together a list of our favorite celebrity appearances on the sketch and those we hope will be back to trade insults (and sometimes fists) with your favorite talk-show host, Zach Galifianakis.
Arguably the best interview of the set, Bradley Cooper appears on the show following the release of 'The Hangover' in which Cooper and Galifianakis work together. Cooper is repeatedly insulted about his poor acting skills, being told by Galifianakis that he cannot "skate on his good looks" alone. Cooper ends up getting enraged, trading blows with Galifianakis.
He returns to the show for the Oscar Buzz edition three years later but the interview does not go well this time either. This time, Cooper knocks Galifianakis out, leaving the set mumbling "I'll call you later".
We're sure the "rivalry" will make an appearance in the upcoming movie.
Galifianakis spoke with Justin Bieber when the latter was "right in the middle of his public meltdown". Bieber's meltdown from 2013-2014 involved many tabloid stories about his reported drug use, illegal street racing and about him reportedly throwing eggs at a neighbor's house.
Galifianakis is unsure of himself this time since he's never interviewed "a seven-year-old" before and so asks Bieber about toys and Happy Meals. When Bieber pokes fun at him, Galifianakis berates him for his "young-punk-attitude". When Bieber gets too cocky for Galifianakis, the latter whips out his belt to lash out at Bieber, justifying that it's okay for him to beat up an adult.
The show host is known for his comedy skills but Justin Bieber's ability to keep his own make this one of the best interviews on the show and we hope he comes back for the movie.
Jerry Seinfeld and Cardi B
Zach Galifianakis does not think Jerry Seinfeld ("Funny 1993-1997) is a legitimate guest and quickly makes his unhappiness clear to his guest. Galifianakis cites Seinfeld's 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' and James Corden's 'Carpool Karaoke' to ask his guest "what's next in lazy, car-based, non-comedy?" Seinfeld, who replies mostly in shrugs and gestures, is pushed aside for the "better guest", Cardi B.
Galifianakis' finally gets animated at the opportunity of getting to interview Cardi B and has even gotten a onesie in a "gender-neutral color" for Cardi's baby (she was pregnant at the time of filming). Galifianakis ends the interview with a spoof of Seinfeld's eponymous comedy, doing a bit about lame guests at talk-shows.
Jerry Seinfeld would have a bone to pick with Zach Galifianakis and the movie would be the best opportunity to do so.
When Steve Carell shows up to discuss his movie 'Dinner for Schmucks', he appears to be the first guest who is prepared for Galifianakis' insults and throws him all 'The Office' related jokes before Galifianakis gets the chance to.
Carell's even written down a few jokes poking fun at Galifianakis' films and his weight so he can give the latter a taste of his own medicine. But we see Galifianakis break down for the first time on the show, lamenting about his weight -- only to turn around and make fun of Carell.
When two funny people come together, comedic greatness is assured. If Steve Carell returns, 'Between Two Ferns: The Movie' will only get richer.
Yes, Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. When former POTUS Obama comes to 'Between Two Ferns'to plug the Affordable Care Act, the show ascended a new level. The interview racked up 11 million views in one day and traffic to HealthCare.gove website rose 40% after the episode was uploaded.
This, in turn, led to the show and the people associated to be awarded the Humanitarian Award by the Venice Family Award for their work in promoting the ACA and social issues, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Zach Galifianakis might be the only person to shush Barack Obama who does not sit back quietly and jabs back at Zach Galifianakis as well. Full credit to the former president for being able to keep a straight face throughout.
Now that Obama has a lot of free time (except for his Netflix deal), he could help Zach get his revenge on Will Ferrell.